September 25, 1988 |
Fears of an armed uprising by civilian thugs and graft-tainted officers deposed in Haiti's "sergeants' revolt" and hopes for clear and rapid steps toward long-thwarted democracy preoccupied both soldiers and political leaders Saturday as the officers and noncoms now running the country completed their first week of power in an atmosphere of unusual calm. The danger of a possible counterattack by loyalists of ousted Gen.
September 30, 2004 |
The Expos' era in Montreal ended with a 9-1 loss to Florida on Wednesday night, a game delayed for 10 minutes when players were pulled off the field after a fan threw a golf ball that landed near second base. Hours after baseball announced that the 36-year-old franchise will be moved next season to Washington, D.C., a crowd of 31,395 showed up at Olympic Stadium for its final chance to say farewell.
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January 4, 1986 |
Two San Diego residents and two French citizens were identified Friday as the victims of a fatal plane crash here on Thursday, county coroner's deputies said. The pilot, Frederic Nemes, 29, and his wife, Olga, 27, lived in the 900 block of Agate Street. Claude Raymond Bridier, 52, and his wife, Jacqueline, also 52, were from France.
January 16, 1988 |
Most former associates of deposed dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier were finally barred Friday from running for president in Sunday's general elections. A complex supreme court decision ruled that Claude Raymond, Duvalier's former military chief, and former financial adviser Clovis Desinor, as well as three other Duvalierist candidates, could not run because of their ties with the dictatorship.
July 22, 1990 |
Bitter quarreling among pro-democracy politicians, coupled with renewed street violence and a surprisingly open flaunting of strength by supporters of the ousted Duvalier dictatorship, have set Haiti back sharply in its stumbling march toward free elections. Provisional President Ertha Pascal Trouillot, already under fire for her sluggish performance since she was elevated from the Supreme Court in March, has refused to give in to demands that she resign.
May 8, 1991 |
Love those Shea Stadium fans. They booed and taunted Darryl Strawberry unmercifully most of Tuesday night and cheered him wildly when he hit a home run in the sixth inning. . . . I wonder who would win a fielding contest between the 1962 Mets and the 1991 Dodgers. . . . Lenny Dykstra should count his blessings that he was luckier in that Pennsylvania car crash than in those Mississippi poker games. . . . Alcohol is a bigger problem than drugs in sports. . . .